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Business Planning Manager

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  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £55,000 - ££62,000 + 25 days annual leave + excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Nici Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    02921 673716

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    01 March 2021

  • Start date:


What you’ll be doing

As a Business Planning Manager you’ll be:

  • Leading and managing all business planning activity for a large business unit, including the 5-year rolling plan, annual budgets and reforecasts. Project managing these activities and ensuring that there is a seamless interface with the central budgeting process led by group finance.

  • Be the key point of contact for detailed costing and business planning information in the business unit.

  • Support long term strategic planning activities of the Leadership Team, by undertaking detailed modelling to understand drivers of costs and risks to the profitability of the business, as well as assessing strategic opportunities and actively contributing the discussions on the future direction of the business.

  • Manage the process to produce and submit business plans to external bodies), ensuring that all outputs are completed within agreed timescales, cost and quality targets.

  • Maintain up to date analysis on the revenue and costs of the retail business, including cost to serve models, revenue analysis and the impact of business change initiatives. Proactively use this data to provide meaningful insight into the efficiency of the business and the drivers of cost.

  • Build effective relationships with the management team, central finance team, regulation and planning team, external partners and others to gain support for the strategic business plan.

 What the successful Business Planning Manager will bring to the team

  • Qualified accountant with 2-5 years PQE. Previous experience of contributing to the development of an organisation’s strategic business plan is desirable.

  • Excellent understating of economics

  • Excellent analytical skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access. Experience of using VBA/SQL to develop business information systems is desirable.

  • Strong planning, organisation and time management skills. Experience of project management would be an advantage.

  • Experience of working in a regulatory environment.

  • Excellent communication and networking skills, confident and credible presenting to senior stakeholders.

 Here’s What You’ll Get in Return

The successful Business Planning Manager will receive the following:

  • Basic salary of between £55,000 and £62,000

  • Excellent pension scheme

  • 25 days annual leave

  • Diverse and inclusive workplace

  • Additional benefits such as car leasing, high street discounts, gym discounts etc

 Think this one’s for you

If you think this Business Planning Manager role is for you then apply online to Nici Jones at Yolk Recruitment